▶ Saturday, June 1: conference on the Canadian history of 2SLGBTQTIA+ communities

In partnership with SFU’s French Department, Théâtre la Seizième invites you to a conference on 2SLGBTQIA+ rights, followed by a question-and-answer session.

This event will be led by Dr. Jorge Calderón, Chair of the French Department at SFU and Associate Professor, and Dr. Guillaume Girard, Lecturer and specialist in 2SLGBTQIA+ and gender studies.

Open to all and accessible without having seen the show; registration link here.

Location: Studio 16 (Maison de la Francophonie)
Time: 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

▶ Saturday, June 1: free psychological support

Registered clinical counselor Janèle Lajoie will provide free psychological support to attendees who wish to speak. She will be available about an hour before and after the performance.

Open to all, bilingual.

Location: Maison de la Francophonie (main floor)

▶ Saturday, June 8: discussion on BC's resources for transidentity

We have partnered with Comité FrancoQueer de l’Ouest to offer an informative discussion on the resources available in relation to transidentity in BC, followed by a Q&A. The event will be led by Amélia Simard (they/them), community development officer, and Dr Hélène Frohard-Dourlent, PhD in Sociology at UBC (they, them, theirs/she, her, hers).

Open to all and accessible without having seen the show; registration link here.

Location: Studio 16
Time: 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Master class in object theatre with Agnès Limbos

▶ From Sat., April 27 to Tues. April 30

Every day, from 10 am to 6pm
Presentation House Theatre

In partnership with Kleine Compagnie

A flagship figure in object theatre, Agnès Limbos will offer a workshop to develop the particular universes which may arise from bringing together actors and objects.

Through your imagination, your curiosity and your know-how, and a series of exercises, individual or collective improvisations, we will explore this particular and singular theatre where the object is manipulated in front of the audience and the actor is placed at the center of the space.

10 spots are available: register by email at info@kleinecompagnie.com

In French only.


▶ Friday, April 19: Artist talkback

Post-show discussion with Anne-Marie Olivier and Marie Villeneuve, Radio-Canada’s show host.

In French, accessible to the audience on Friday, April 19th only.

In partnership with Radio-Canada.

Location: Studio 16 (Maison de la Francophonie)

▶ Saturday, April 20: Artistic workshop with Anne-Marie Olivier

In this workshop for all ages, Anne-Marie Olivier will introduce you to theatrical and artistic techniques for developing a story. Using a sensitive source that you bring to the workshop (a souvenir, object, photo, interview, etc. – the sensitive source must be significant), you’ll learn how to stage real-life moments to create powerful theatre and stories. You’ll also learn how to stage an intimate perception that’s close to your heart.

Open to all without professional experience.

In French only.

Places limited. Registration link here.


Date: Saturday, April 20, 10am-1pm

Location: Carousel Theatre, Studio A, Granville Island (Vancouver)

La Befana

▶ Outreach activities to be announced

Malaise dans la civilisation

▶ Wednesday, March 6: "L'art de l'inconfort" with France Perras

France Perras decided that before she turned 52, she would be alone on stage.
With her words.
Her self.
All alone, like a grown-up.

Halfway between a lecture and a performance, the actress tackles her fears and taboos. Practicing “The art of discomfort”, she proposes a reflection on presence, a quality too often neglected in this ultra-connected world. France invites you to a first working stage of her creative project, and invites you to discuss her research and artistic approach with her.

Meeting in French, subject to registration and space availability. Registration form here.

Location: Studio 16 (Vancouver)

Time and date: Wednesday, March 6, 7-8pm

▶ Friday, March 8: Meet the artists

Post-show talkback with the artistic team.

Bilingual talk, accessible to the audience on Friday, March 8th only.

Location: Scotiabank Dance Centre

▶ Saturday, March 9: "Find your idiot" with Alix Dufresne

Malaise dans la civilisation‘s director Alix Dufresne offers a hands-on workshop for professional artists, to discover their inner idiot, an indispensable tool for composing a character.

This physical and playful workshop aims to help participants detach themselves from their critical view of themselves, and bring out their essence as performers.

In French only, accessible to artists with professional artists. Registration form here.

Location: The Post at 750 (750 Hamilton Street, Vancouver)

Date and time: Saturday, March 9, 10am to 2pm

L’amour telle une cathédrale ensevelie

▶ Saturday, February 3: Artist talkback

Post-show talkback with the artistic team.

Bilingual talk accessible to the Saturday audience only.

Location: SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, Fei and Milton Wong Experimental Theatre

▶ Sunday, February 4: Conversation on "Literature and Exile"

Cross-conversation between director Guy Régis Jr and Dr. Joel Akinwumi, Assistant Professor at Simon Fraser University (Department of French).

Open access, upon registration here.

Time and location: Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre – SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts – 11am

Exchange conducted in French, English interpretation available.

Je suis William

▶ Thursday, February 15: Creative workshop on well-being

Come share a moment full of creativity with Hélène Morizur, psychologist and artists, for a workshop focusing on « Who am I? ».

Assert your strengths and values by exploring her “The Girl” card deck, while creating your own artwork. You’ll leave with your own creation at the end of the workshop!

All artistic levels welcome, all supplies provided.

Workshop offered in French only, ages 12 and up.

Registration via this link.

Location: The NEST (Granville Island), 6pm to 8pm

In partnership with Réseau-Femmes Colombie-Britannique

▶ Friday, February 16: Writing workshop with Rébecca Déraspe

Join author Rébecca Déraspe, twice a finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Awards and winner of the Prix Michel-Tremblay in 2023, for a playful family workshop and develop your writing skills.

In French only, ages 12 and up.

Registration via this link.

Time and location: Studio A – Carousel Theatre for Young People (Granville Island) – 5:30pm to 6:30pm

▶ Friday, February 16: Artist talkback

Post-show talkback with Rébecca Déraspe.

In French, available to the audience on Friday, February 16th only.

Location: Waterfront Theatre (Granville Island)


▶ Saturday, November 25 and Sunday, November 26 - Creative workshops

Arts and crafts with the Centre Culturel Francophone de Vancouver.

Pre-show and post-show workshops (40 mins).

Our goal

Through our cultural outreach activities, we strive to connect the social and the cultural and create links between culture and the public space.

We align with the vision of Culture pour tous: Outreach creates privileged meeting places between artists and citizens, thus promoting interpersonal exchange, learning, and engagement. It can also help reduce psychological and social barriers surrounding the exclusion of targeted groups.

Language and access

At Théâtre la Seizième, we are committed to making the works and cultural productions we program accessible to as many people as possible.

Most of our activities and meetings will be held in French but some of them will be bilingual.


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